Category Archives: fitting in

Heart of the Festival: Vectors of Autism

Vectors of Autism: A Documentary about Laura Nagle was screened at the Sedona International Film Festival last week. Yesterday it received the  Heart of the Festival Award! ♥ I find it beautifully metaphorical that when our film about autism didn’t … Continue reading

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Autism… and Mexico and Family and Inclusion and…WOW!

“When I asked H to help me with packing today… he got all excited. Turns out he though I asked him about “hacking”… Love that kid! And Yay!! Work at SFU [working at the university] is done – so I … Continue reading

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Social Thinking at Work: A book review

Winner, M.G.,& Crooke, P. (2011) Social Thinking at Work. San Jose, CA.: Think Social, Inc., & North River Press. Part of my motivation for reviewing Social Thinking at Work is that I strongly believe we need to be spreading understanding … Continue reading

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Calm… Autism and breaking the time/space continuum

There is something about childhood and the ability to lose yourself in time just witnessing the poetry in the movements of an insect or the clouds. Those small things contain the entire world. I often ponder that as adults we … Continue reading

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Defining Normal: Who Says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives…

Defining Normal: Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives Originally Posted on April 17, 2011 – This post has been republished as part of the Define “Normal” Blogging Challenge started by my wonderful blogging friend Renata over at … Continue reading

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Language Development: Thinking about Social

We were at the cabin when I was beginning this post in the small town park… under a tree: trusting to sketchy internet access and the short lifespan of my computer battery. I was writing off-line – a disconnect of … Continue reading

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Moving on… and letting go: Summer Camp, University, and the Twitterscene

I have been using Twitter lately. If you follow my blog – you likely already know this. However, I feel like I have been sort of sucked into the twittering away of my time. The lure is so strong. I … Continue reading

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Not eloquent… just tired

Last night I participated in Relay for Life – a 12 hour event to raise funds for Cancer Research. I was up all night and, I although I require little sleep, I just can’t pull that off anymore. As I … Continue reading

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More perspectives on fitting in – or not!?! Supermom doesn’t live here

Sometimes I don’t fit in because my world is different from others – and this perhaps is not a choice. In discussions with other parents I occasionally feel the pang of difference and sometimes even envy, in that my child … Continue reading

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Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives

As I shared in a previous post, I have a magnet on my fridge that reads, “Who says I want to fit in?” For me this message serves a function on a number of levels. It reminds me of strategies … Continue reading

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